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NIMH Resources Encourage Americans to Focus on Mental Health this Back-to-School Season

Going back to school can be stressful for children and adolescents, and focusing on mental health is more important than ever during this time. Throughout August, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) will share resources for children, adolescents, parents, educators, and providers about coping with the challenges of returning to school.

Follow NIMH on social media for information and resources. NIMH Deputy Director Dr. Shelli Avenevoli will host
a live Facebook discussion on Aug. 11 at 1:00 p.m. to discuss the nation’s youth mental health crisis. Dr. Avenevoli will cover topics such as the alarming rate of youth suicide, the effects of technology and the pandemic on the developing brain, and what the research says about supporting the mental health of current and future generations of youth.

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